Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Another One Down...

I've spent the last couple of days out at the cabin, writing stuff. Just finished a novelette (I think that's what they're called -- it's a 10,000 word short story) that's both a story for a story collection edited by Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois called Wizards, and Chapter (I think) Four of a children's book called The Graveyard Book.

It mostly got finished because, when I'd written a little of it, and thought it was rubbish, I read some of it to Maddy, and she really liked it and wanted to know what happened next, so I had to keep going. Never underestimate the effect of daughters on literature.

I ought to go back to the cabin tonight and keep writing, but I've just been told that there's a conference call I have to be on tomorrow morning, and seeing one of the good things about the cabin is that cellphones almost don't work out there, I think I'll sleep in my own bed tonight.